Flashcards in Virology 1 & 2 Ryan Deck (7):
What is a virus?
A virus is an obligate intracellular paracite that replicates by self assembly of individual components rather than binary fission
Can a virus make energy or proteins independent from the host cell ?
Describe the viral genome
It can be double or single stranded stranded DNA or RNA but not both
How are viruses categorized ?
By the physical and biochemical composition of the virus particle or Viron
What is the viral genome packaged into ?
A Capsid which can be helical, icosahedral/spherical, or complex
What is a nucleocapsid?
The viral genome inside the capsid chell.